Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Allowing Counselors To Refer Based On Counselor’s “Sincerely Held Principles”

Previously, I posted a link to a Tennessee bill which gives permission to counselors to refer clients over conflicts with a counselor's "sincerely held beliefs."Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the bill into law. His reasoning was summarized in a statement after he signed the bill: The following is the Gov. Haslam’s statement on Senate Bill 1556 (http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Amend/HA1006.pdf):“Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived foc … [Read more...]

With David Barton as Principal Officer, Non-Profit Mercury One Gave $100k to Barton’s Wallbuilders

Sometime in 2013, Mercury One, a non-profit founded by Glenn Beck but run by principal officer David Barton, gave $100,000 to Barton's Wallbuilders, also a non-profit run by Barton. Such gifts appear to be questionable under IRS guidelines addressing gifts which benefit insiders.Barton founded and is head of Wallbuilders, and was recently tapped to run the Keep the Promise group of Super PACs with over $38 million to spend supporting Ted Cruz.On Mercury One's 2013 990 form, Barton is … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro Does Victory Dance

Clearly John Catanzaro hopes people don't read the actual settlement reached with the Department of Health.Catanzaro makes it seem like he did the Department of Health a favor and he did nothing wrong. However, he stipulated to deceiving the Department and he has to pay former patients $180,750 to cover the costs of vaccines he charged for but did not administer.Catazaro admitted to the same charges made back in January. Here is just one in which he agrees with the Department of … [Read more...]

The Voice of the Voiceless (sic) Campaign: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Subtitle: Conservatives Against Crazy Therapies #savethepillows (see video below).Right wing website The College Fix misses the point in an article published last Friday (6/20).The assumption on the part of Chris Doyle and author Claire Healey seems to be that incorrect information provided by college counseling or resource centers should lead to the addition of more incorrect information at those same centers. In other words, since LGBT centers say some things that might be inaccurate … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro Fights Back and Starts Fund Raising; Hearing Slated for August

On Saturday (May 10), the Everett (WA) Daily Herald carried an article following up on naturopath John Catanzaro's response to the suspension of his license in January over cancer vaccines provided by his clinic.  Although not a focus of the complaints against him, Catanzaro also claimed to have a professional relationship with the University of Washington and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University. Both institutions denied any connection to Catanzaro and Dana Farber Cancer I … [Read more...]

Seattle Times Reports on the Troubles of Mark Driscoll’s Doctor John Catanzaro

Seattle Times health reporter Carol Ostrom filed a report today regarding suspended Seattle naturopath John Catanzaro. Regular readers here will recognize similar themes in this report but see some important new information as well.The article leads with his suspension and notes that he has until March 14th to appeal. Originally, Catanzaro had 20 days to appeal but he filed a motion for an extension of time to prepare his appeal which was granted by a Seattle judge last week. According to … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro to Appeal License Suspension

On his website yesterday, John Catanzaro, Mark Driscoll's naturopath, partially addressed the growing controversy surrounding his license suspension.To our valued patients and friends of Health and Wellness Institute of Integrative Medicine: From: Dr. John Catanzaro As many of you know, the Washington Department of Health (WA DOH) has raised concerns about our use of experimental autologous peptide vaccine in research. We disagree with the WA DOH and are appealing. We are working … [Read more...]

Reference to Dana Farber Cancer Institute Removed from John Catanzaro’s Clinic Website; U of WA Says There is No Connection

Since John Catanzaro's license to practice as a naturopath was suspended in January, many websites have been scrubbed. Immediately, Mars Hill Church removed all 18 of John Catanzaro's articles from The Resurgence website (you can see the posts here). Then, after being warned by Harvard's Dana Farber Cancer Institute, references to the alleged collaboration between Catanzaro's Health and Wellness Institute for Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment and DFCI have been removed. The current link … [Read more...]